About Dr. Orooji

Dr. Orooji

Dr. Ali Orooji, UCF Programming Team Advisor

Dr. Orooji has been the faculty advisor for the UCF Programming Team since the 1989-1990 academic year. During this time period, the team has seen significant growth and maintained already high standards, having never placed below third in regional competition. Dr. Orooji has also organized the UCF High School Programming Tournament since 1990 (over 100 different high schools have participated in this contest).

Dr. Orooji is also the Director of North America for the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (this worldwide competition has a participation of 90+ countries and 10,000+ teams). He is also a member of the ACM-ICPC Executive Committee and International Steering Committee.

Dr. Orooji also served as a member of the Executive Council for the National UPE (Upsilon Pi Epsilon - Honor Society for the Computing and Information Disciplines) for 12 years (2000-2012). He has also established the UPE chapter at the University of Central Florida (1991) and has been the faculty advisor for the local chapter.

Dr. Orooji received his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from The Ohio State University (Columbus, Ohio). His primary research interests are database systems, object-oriented systems and software engineering. He has authored several papers related to these areas. He has served as reviewer for several journals and conferences. He has also served on the program committee for several conferences.

Dr. Orooji is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and the IEEE Computer Society.